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Nearly all written products sold are in the form of high-resolution PDF files that are universally viewable at large size on your computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. Some products, such as PowerPoint presentations, or Excel files, for example, are sold in other downloadable formats.

When we directly send you a product attached to an email, you can use it for your own personal purposes only with any proprietary PDF viewer. However, the terms and conditions of the sale are that you do not copy the file and do not pass copies on to other parties. The product is sold to you personally and we trust you to abide by these terms of sale.

Larger files, usually PDF books costing over £15.00, can only be viewed using Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is a universally free application. Most people have a copy, but if you don't, you can click on the following URL to download it for free:


For your security and to prevent others from copying your book investment, PDF books over £15.00 which are sent to you will be restricted to the email address that you tell us you want to use. If you change your email address, you only have to contact us and we will change the address and send you a new copy for the nominal charge of £10.00 or equivalent in other currencies to cover our administrative costs.

When purchasing a copy of one of our large books (more than £15.00), we will automatically send you three copies for use on your desktop computer/laptop, tablet, and smartphone (Apple or Android) in order to assure you of superb reading clarity and speed. This is an offer that no printed book can make. It is a part of the benefits of purchasing through Russet Publishing. You will not be able to give unused copies to other parties as they will only work on the email address that you send to us for your download.

At the time of delivery to your computer, you will be invited to download a copy of the HOGO software which is also free of charge and obligatory for viewing on a tablet or smartphone. Your reading experience on a tablet and phone will, thus, be considerably enhanced using this free software.

Here is a hint that, when reading technical PDF files on a computer, tablet, or phone, it is best to use the thumbnail footer view for rapid scrolling back and forth through the book.

Our PDF books have the following inherent advantages:

1.  When you are reading a book, the file will automatically open up at the last page that you were previously reading. This is very handy when you are reading fiction or engineering books alike.

2.  An advantage over printed books in that the high-resolution diagrams can be magnified by the usual hand gestures so that details of equations and the like can be easily examined.

3.  For purposes of inclusion in a report, it is easy to make screengrabs of any part of the book such as equations and diagrams.


If there are problems with your payment such that you do not pay for the book, we have the right to disable your copies of the book.

We take no responsibility for any use that you make of the information contained in our books and other published items.

Before you use any book, however, note carefully that the author accepts no liability for your use of it.

The author will not be liable for direct, indirect, or consequential damages resulting from any defect in the book even if he has previously been made aware of such a defect.

The author offers his book as illustrating some examples of methods of working, including simple equations that he has prepared from first principles, using well known mathematical formulae, principles and rules.

It is the responsibility of the individual user/organisation to satisfy himself/herself/themselves that any equations they use are suitable for their purpose and that they have checked them to ensure that they are accurate and error-free.

It is also the responsibility of the individual/organisation to ensure that, in executing any works, they undertake all appropriate health and safety reviews, risk analysis studies and the preparation of risk analysis reports as required by relevant current practice and legislation wherever such works are being designed and implemented.

Finally, it is the responsibility and duty of every rock slope engineer to have his/her designs checked internally by an experienced member of staff and to have that design checked by a suitably qualified and experienced external third party.

All engineering design works should be double-checked by an appropriately qualified, independent, third party.

The above precautions are expected of any professional in any field, using whatever mathematical and professional sources they may choose, but particularly in the field of rock slope engineering where every problem is unique and no problem is routine.

All rights are reserved to Russet Publishing. Our books or any portion thereof may not be reproduced or used in any manner whatsoever without the express written permission of the publisher—except for the use of brief quotations in a book review, scholarly journal or engineering report. Copyright in all of our books is reserved to the author(s) thereof.

"Russet Publishing" is a trading name of Dr Peter Roberts.

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